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Take your wildeye out of the box

Step 1. Open the box

OK, so taking it out of the box probably goes without saying but wildeye is so easy that we're struggling to come up with enough steps to talk about. There is a single button on your wildeye labelled 'test'. Press it and your wildeye will leap into action (turn on). There is a light that will flash blue to tell you that it is talking to the mobile phone network for the first time. A short while later it should turn green to tell you that all is well. Once the light is green the wildeye will appear in your wildeye website.

wildeye will help you install

Step 2. Tell her a little bit about yourself

If you want a bit of help working out the best depth to install the sensors then you and the wildeye are going to need to know a little bit about your soil type and your crop’s root zone. In your wildeye website, you can select the settings button to help wildeye help you. wildeye uses FAO soil type and crop information to suggest the depths you might want to install your sensors. Wildeye suggests sensor one is placed in the root zone and  sensor 2 towards the lower end of the root zone.  The information wildeye sends you will help you tailor your irrigation so you are  keeping your fertiliser where your crop can get to it and your crop gets enough water - saving on pumping costs.

You may well know better than wildeye where you would like to install your sensors so it's up to you if you override these values or invite your friendly agronomist or advisor to give you some guidance. Wildeye won't be offended.

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Install your wildeye

Step 3. Put your sensors in the ground

Dig or auger a hole to bury your sensors at the depth you want. Push the robust stainless steel sensors into the undisturbed soil on the side of the hole and then fill in the hole back in - being careful to pack the soil back in about as compact as it was before.

No pole installations are needed for solar panels, antenna and radio repeaters, so you can easily place your wildeye out of the way of your everyday farm activities like harvesting and spraying. There is no need for software or laptops in the field and trying to shade your screen from the sun to program your unit.   

Press the test button once more to ensure you see the green light and the coverage is good. As long as your wildeye can get adequate mobile phone coverage then you're good to go! 

Your wildeye has been designed to save you time, water and be simple to use.  This adds up to lower input cost, better yields and more profit.